Our Mechanical Design Engineers use a variety of world class tools to assure the mechanical integrity and longevity of our products utilizing products including Solidworks for design, Solidworks Flow Simulation (CFD) for Wind Load analysis, and ANSYS Finite Element or Solidworks Finite Element software for structural analysis.
We use cutting edge FARO and LEICA Laser scanners to measure the surface accuracy and the critical dimensions of reflectors, as well as our other components.
In the USA our testing facilities play an integral role in the continuing evolution of the company’s antenna research and development efforts and include a state-of-the-art 100 GHz Compact Test Range which can test antennas up to 4m in diameter at C Band and Ku Band, and up to 1.8m at Ka Band.
This range is complemented by a near field scanner capable of testing antennas up to 1m in diameter at Ka Band and an anechoic chamber that can test feed components at frequencies up to 40GHz.
These test ranges are recognized by Intelsat, Eutelsat, Chinasat, and Anatel for antenna and feed certification testing.
Our lab is also equipped with a Salt Fog Chamber to test painted or pre-coated metal components to ASTM B117 standards. We also utilise environmental test chambers to measure the effects of extreme cold or heat on our antenna structures and feed components.